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Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies / Edition 1

Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies / Edition 1

by Corey Schou, Steven Hernandez


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Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies / Edition 1

Best practices for protecting critical data and systems

Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies discusses the tools and techniques required to prevent, detect, contain, correct, and recover from security breaches and other information assurance failures. This practical resource explains how to integrate information assurance into your enterprise planning in a non-technical manner. It leads you through building an IT strategy and offers an organizational approach to identifying, implementing, and controlling information assurance initiatives for small businesses and global enterprises alike.

Common threats and vulnerabilities are described and applicable controls based on risk profiles are provided. Practical information assurance application examples are presented for select industries, including healthcare, retail, and industrial control systems. Chapter-ending critical thinking exercises reinforce the material covered. An extensive list of scholarly works and international government standards is also provided in this detailed guide.

Comprehensive coverage includes:

  • Basic information assurance principles and concepts
  • Information assurance management system
  • Current practices, regulations, and plans
  • Impact of organizational structure
  • Asset management
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Human resource assurance
  • Advantages of certification, accreditation, and assurance
  • Information assurance in system development and acquisition
  • Physical and environmental security controls
  • Information assurance awareness, training, and education
  • Access control
  • Information security monitoring tools and methods
  • Information assurance measurements and metrics
  • Incident handling and computer forensics
  • Business continuity management
  • Backup and restoration
  • Cloud computing and outsourcing strategies
  • Information assurance big data concerns

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071821650
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 802,396
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Corey Schou, Ph.D., is a fellow and vice chairperson of (ISC)2, the University Professor of Informatics and professor of computer science at Idaho State University, and the director of the Informatics Research Institute and the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC).

Steven Hernandez, MBA, CISSP, is the chief information security officer for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Table of Contents

Part IInformation Security Infrastructure
1:The Need for Information Security
2:Concepts in Informaiton Security
3:Assets, Threats, Vulnerabilities, Risks, and Controls
4:Security Professionals and Organizations
5:Information Security management System
6:Implementing Information Security Strategy into Current Practices, Regulations, and Plans
Part IIInformation Security Planning Process
7:Approaches to Implementing Information Security
8:Organizational Structure for Mananging Information Security
9:Asset Management
10:Information Security Risk Management
11:Information Security Policy
12:Human Resouce Security
13:Certification, Accreditation, and Assurance
Part IIIInformation Security Prevention Process
14:Information Security in System Development
15:Physical and Environmental Security Controls
16:Information Security Awareness, Training, and Education
17:Preventive Tools and Techniques
18:Access Control
Part IVInformation Security Detection Process
19:Information Security Monitoring Tools and Methods
20:Information Security Measurements and Metrics
Part VInformation Security Recovery Process
21:Information Security Incident Handling
22:Computer Forensics
23:Business Continuity
24:Backup and Restoration

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